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Collagen: What You Need to Know

Collagen: What You Need to Know

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel November 26, 2018

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, often referred to as the ‘glue’ that holds the body together. Collagen is made up of amino-acids: glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, and arginine, all of which help our skin, connective tissue, bones, and gut stay healthy.

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Why Vitamin D is So Important to Our Health

Why Vitamin D is So Important to Our Health

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel June 01, 2018

Originally posted on The Sweat Life All About Vitamin D Years ago, we humans spent many of our hours outdoors in sunlight. As we continue to discover a growing list of reasons why “the sunshine vitamin” is crucial for our health, the value of that time spent outside becomes increasingly clear.

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The top questions to ask yourself before taking vitamins

The top questions to ask yourself before taking vitamins

by Stephanie Mandel and Robin Foroutan June 19, 2017

We know that vitamins and minerals are important, and nutrient deficiencies are rare, so are vitamin and mineral supplements necessary? If you’ve followed recent highly publicised research, there’s been a resounding NO of late. But does that conclusion follow the science?

In study after study, researchers and medical professionals acknowledge the biological need for vitamins and minerals, and the lack thereof in the diets of most Americans. And yet, they conclude that since deficiencies are rare nowadays, there is no real need for a vitamin or mineral supplement. Taking a closer look reveals a major flaw in this commonly held rationale.

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Fall Survival Guide: 4 Ways To Supercharge Your Health Before the Holidays

Fall Survival Guide: 4 Ways To Supercharge Your Health Before the Holidays

by Stephanie Mandel September 14, 2016

It’s that time of year: the crisp air and back-to-school mentality revitalize us to dive back into our lives and work with a renewed sense of purpose and vitality. Tucked between summer barbecues and family holidays, the fall presents a golden opportunity: to clear out leftover toxins from rooftop cocktail parties while bolstering the immune system for the coming winter. Here are our four top tips - plus a bonus for those with allergies - to optimize your health this fall.

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